Music Moves Us
The World of Wolf Trap Opera
May 20, 2020

The World of Wolf Trap Opera

When it comes to artist training programs, Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) stands out as one of the best. This stellar program has contributed to the career development of more than 700 early-career opera singers and Wolf Trap Opera’s influence can be felt and heard worldwide. Each year, artists from around the world apply to WTO in hopes of being selected for a coveted spot as...

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Fan Favorite Musical Moments
May 14, 2020

Fan Favorite Musical Moments

Picture this: on a warm summer night, you approach Wolf Trap National Park for the very first time. The plaza is bustling with excitement, patrons are picnicking on the lawn, friends are catching up before the show, and you can’t wait to see your favorite artist take the stage. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, you’ll find almost everyone has a favorite Wolf...

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History Hidden in Plain Sight
May 13, 2020

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Before Wolf Trap was the only National Park for the Performing Arts, before legendary artists took the stage at the Filene Center, before The Barns opened its doors, the land we enjoy today was once a farm of over 150 acres owned by Catherine Filene Shouse. “Kay,” as she was known to family and friends, hosted decades of lively gatherings at her country home. With...

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Wolf Trap Staff Photos -Alex Preston
May 07, 2020

Mother’s Day At Home

Celebrate Mother’s Day, and thank mom for all she does, with these unique and creative experiences from Wolf Trap’s Special Events team! Restaurant At Home: Tell mom to ditch the yoga pants and surprise her with a dress-up brunch or dinner! Whether you opt to bring her fresh eats from a local restaurant or make something delicious at home, your mom will love a meal...

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Explore the Outdoors Safely
May 07, 2020

Explore the Outdoors Safely

In times like these, getting outdoors can help you to feel inspired, to find solace, and to connect with the world around you. Outdoor spaces at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts including the Wolf Trap Trail and the Meadow remain accessible to the public. However, it remains important for all visitors to adhere to CDC and local public health guidelines regarding social...

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Remembering John Prine
Apr 08, 2020

Remembering John Prine

We join the world in mourning the loss of and celebrating the career of award-winning singer/songwriter and Wolf Trap fan favorite John Prine....

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Celebrate 25 Years of Riverdance at Wolf Trap
Mar 13, 2020

Celebrate 25 Years of Riverdance at Wolf Trap

This summer, Riverdance returns to Wolf Trap to present five performances of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. This will mark the 16th occasion across more than two decades that the worldwide phenomena will grace the Filene Center stage and the first time since the summer of 2016. Riverdance first performed at Wolf Trap more than 20 years ago in 1997, just over a year after...

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Transforming Lives with Wolf Trap Institute
Mar 11, 2020

Transforming Lives with Wolf Trap Institute

Meet Sue Trainor. Sue, or “Ms. Sue,” as she is known in the classroom, is a Master Teaching Artist for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Her specialty is music, but her fellow Teaching Artists also specialize in the areas of dance, puppetry, theater, and more. Ms. Sue is based in the greater Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area and she’s been...

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Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2
Feb 27, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2

Legendary African American artists in R&B, pop, country, opera—and every genre in between—have put on incredible performances at Wolf Trap. In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at some of these past great acts: Diana Ross Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, the best-charting female group in U.S. history. Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s, Ross and The Supremes...

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Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 20, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month

From syncopated sound to breakbeats, music as we know it today would not be the same without the influential artistic contributions of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, join Wolf Trap in celebrating the sounds of upcoming African American artists who continue to advance our collective musical legacy: Liv Warfield Formerly a hand-selected member of Prince’s backing band New Power Generation, Liv Warfield...

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Music for Life
Jan 30, 2020

Music for Life

Prior to this year’s Chamber Music at The Barns series, Wolf Trap sat down with visionary arts leader and renowned pianist Wu Han to find out how she curated a remarkable season as the 2019–2020 Artistic Advisor. WOLF TRAP: For the Chamber Music at The Barns series, you chose to use the book Music for Life by London music critic Fiona Maddocks as your inspiration....

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Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates
Jan 03, 2020

Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates

Each year, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts works with teachers to provide them with the tools, resources, and professional development they need to create joyful, active arts learning experiences for young children. For most of its existence, Wolf Trap Institute has firmly believed that using the arts and high-quality professional development in early childhood education should not be limited to the...

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